The ABC Family surprise hit drama, The Fosters (exec produced by Jennifer Lopez), has returned for a second season. The series premiere on January 13 garnered 2.1 million viewers. According to TVLine, the drama, which wrapped up its first season in August 2013, ranked as the No. 1 new cable series of the summer in viewers 12-34 (the network’s target audience).
So why are we so excited? The Fosters depicts a “typical” foster family, which is headed by an out lesbian couple – police officer Stef Foster (Teri Polo) and her wife and school administrator Lena Adams (Sherri Saum) – raising children together and dealing with many of the same issues as other family TV dramas.
According to ABC Family CCO Kate Juergens, in a statement, “The Fosters has demonstrated its ability to build an audience, and the creative team’s compelling storytelling assures us that there will be more growth in upcoming seasons. The show’s dynamic cast and groundbreaking storylines resonate with our core viewers and leave them wanting more.”